Mustard Pretzels

Recipe for making mustard pretzels; Use your favorite kind of mustard to turn plain pretzels into honey mustard pretzels or sweet-hot mustard pretzels.  This recipe is super easy to make!  No measuring necessary!

Who is your favorite Criminal Minds character? And don’t say Hotch.  Don’t get me wrong, I like Hotch as much as the next girl, but he can’t be your favorite on general principle.  He’s the main guy.  It’s like saying Superman is your favorite super hero, or Christmas is your favorite holiday.  Okay, well, Christmas actually is my favorite holiday, but you get the point anyway.

I know you’re thinking Derek Morgan is your favorite, because he’s all tough and gorgeous and stuff.  He is pretty, but you’re still wrong.

Your favorite character is the same as mine… Spencer Reid.  Because he’s all small, and cute, and sweet, and unassuming, but under the surface, he’s a powerhouse of smarts and creativity and heroism.  *sigh*


Derek Morgan

Can you believe my husband wasn’t interested in watching the 2-hour season finale with me?  Me either.  Since I was watching it alone, I needed a snack that was only for me, too.  Something that wouldn’t take too much time, nor distract too much from the drama of JJ’s inner turmoil.  Because, when JJ and Morgan are chasing down sadistic bank robbers, the last thing I need is a distraction.

These mustard pretzels were the perfect snack for the occasion.  They are easy to make, require very little cleanup, they go great with Diet Coke, and most importantly… my husband really dislikes mustard, so these babies are all mine!!  (cue evil laugh.)  Plus, I had tons of Hickory Farms Sweet Hot Mustard in the fridge, just dying to be eaten.

I’m going to put some measurements in the recipe, but honestly, I didn’t actually measure anything.  I opened a 10-oz. jar of mustard, and poured about half of it in a big  bowl.  I added some vegetable oil, just enough to loosen it up.  I poured in about half of my 1-lb. bag of pretzels snaps, and stirred it all together.  So easy, a caveman could do it.  The only thing is, they get kind of soggy when covered in mustard, so they need a good, long, low-temp bake to crisp them back up.  Mine took a little more than an hour, maybe 70-75 minutes at 200 degrees.

Here’s the question I was pondering, as I was enjoying my warm and crispy mustard pretzels and watching the awkward love-moments of all the BAU members…  Why did the show begin with the Twitter hashtag #goodbyeprentiss in the bottom corner?  I pretty much knew how it would end, because of that.  So, thanks a lot, CBS, for spoiling the surprise.

Mustard Pretzels
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A simple recipe for mustard-coated pretzels.
Recipe type: Snacks
  • About ½ cup Sweet-Hot Mustard
  • About 2 T. vegetable oil
  • About ½ pound pretzels
  1. In a large bowl, combine mustard and oil.
  2. Add pretzels and stir to coat.
  3. Pour pretzels onto a sheet pan, in a single layer. Bake at 200 degrees for 70-80 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.

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6 thoughts on “Mustard Pretzels

  1. Lisa

    Ok so I love them all! (I love the women also for that matter thy are all so unique) Yes I’m a criminal minds addict, so much so that I can watch a rerun without thinking twice about it. My other half thinks I’m nuts but he’s a male he just doesn’t understand the significance of Hotch, Rossi, Reid, Morgan, Garcia, Prentice and JJ in my life (and the occasional Gideon).
    These mustard pretzels sound like the perfect snack for my BAU summer hiatus fix! Thanks for the easy recipe!

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  4. Elizabeth Cornell

    I think I did something wrong… I made these with regular mustard instead of sweet-hot mustard and I used pretzel sticks, and they came out more soggy than crunchy. Almost like a stale taste. They crunched, but still came out pretty bad. I don’t know if it’s because I used the wrong pretzels, mustard, or what it was. I baked them for 95 minutes too. I cooked them that long because any time before then, they were even worse. I just wanted normal mustard pretzels, not sweet, not honey, just normal mustard pretzel taste… they came out bland too. 🙁 I’m pretty disappointed in myself.


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